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Special Seminar and Video Conference
Understanding Germany 25 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

September 25, 2014

During this special seminar and video conference, students will hear from Peter Schneider, a German writer and social critic, and author of Berlin Now: The City after the Wall. Using modern Berlin as a lens, he will highlight the ways in which Berlin has become a rapidly changing metropolis. Questions will address the unintended consequences and benefits of opening the Wall, the racial tensions that exist and what influence they have on Berlin’s continued growth, and more.

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Berlin Now: The City after the Wall

September 25, 2014

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, Berlin has become a vibrant metropolis which characterizes contemporary Germany. Yet, the city remains divided. Join the GABC and the Council to celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Wall with one of Germany’s most thoughtful social critics who will offer his perceptions and insights on one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Climate Change: An Unconventional Threat to National Security

September 27, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. David Titley, Retired Rear Admiral with the US Navy and Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Pennsylvania State University. He will discuss "Climate Change: An Unconventional Threat to National Security” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Special Screening and Panel Discussion  Girl Rising
Breaking Barriers:
Educate a Girl and Change the World

Special Screening of Girl Rising and Panel Discussion

March 12, 2013

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Bricolage,  937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh

There is overwhelming interest in this event! We have reached capacity and started a waiting list.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Andrea Solomon at andrea@worldpittsburgh.org.  We will contact you as seats become available.

Join Bricolage, the World Affairs Council, and the YWCA for an evening of film and discussion about the challenges girls around the world face as they strive to be educated.

Opening in theaters on March 7, the release of “Girl Rising” is timed to coincide with International Women’s Day. Be among the first to see excerpts from this gripping documentary which tells the unforgettable stories of nine girls from different countries around the world who face a variety of challenges – from arranged marriages to child slavery. Yet, despite these obstacles, these girls are able to get an education and change their lives. “Girl Rising” is an inspirational film from Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning Documentary Group.

Following the screening of selected scenes from the film, there will be a panel discussion with education experts from around the world who will drill down on the variety of challenges girls face in getting an education. The panel will include experts from India and Turkey as well as others involved with education initiatives at home and abroad.

Registration
There is no charge for this event. Refreshments are included.

There is overwhelming interest in this event! We have reached capacity and started a waiting list.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Andrea Solomon at andrea@worldpittsburgh.org.  We will contact you as seats become available.

Questions?
Call 412-281-7970 or email welcome@worldpittsburgh.org.

This event is presented as part of Bricolage’s Fifth Wall series, which breaks down the barriers between scripted storytelling and current events by bringing the world at large to the local stage.

With special thanks to the Eden Hall Foundation

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